Changes in UK National Insurance coming (April 22)

The UK government announced earlier in the week (September 2021), changes in the National Insurance contributions starting in April 22. More information can be found on the following BBC website What do you think about the new measures? Do you think it is necessary or just another tax? Depending on whether you are employed or self-employed will depend on how this will effect you, going forward.

School tutor needed to catch up after covid.

With children going back to school on the 8th March after many months of being at home, you may want to consider a tutor going forward to get your child back on track. We all appreciate that the schools are doing their best, however having a one to one tutor may be the best way foward. Rentanoap offers a cost effective and local solution within your local community. Please register your interest at whether you are looking for a tutor, further support for your child or just a helping hand around the house. Registration is free of charge, the website and apps will go live in June 2021. #rentanoap  

Rentanoap - UK budget 2021 how does it effect me?

With the UK's new tax year approaching on the 6th April 2021, here is a link to some of the important points  that was mentioned in the budget this week. The state pension will increase by 2.5% from 6 April 2021. The single tier state pension will increase to £179.60 a week from 6 April 2021, up from £175.20. Pensioners will be better off by £228.80 at the end of the 2021-22 tax year, the total pension income being £9339.20. Link Which Budget Report

So how does Rentanoap work?

So how does Rentanoap work?   I need someone to do some hedge trimming in my garden, for example. I register free of charge at Rentanoap and submit my job on the Rentanoap website or app with all the details and perhaps a photograph. I then wait for some replies to my advert which typically may take a few days, these will appear through the message centre. Out of the replies I receive, I can then vet them and go back to the OAPs to discuss further. Rentanoap is purely a matching service and once a match has been confirmed, the discussions are purely between the person offering the job and the OAP. This includes salary, timeframe, taxes on the salary received and insurances if needed. Rentanoap will not be liable for any damage or bad workmanship by the OAP. The person offering the job should obtain references and do their due diligence before agreeing to go ahead with the employment. On completion of the job they can rate the workmanship of the OAP and this can be shown on their prof

How much should I charge for my services using Rentanoap?

So how much should I charge for my services? The answer is simple, there is no fixed sum that covers all tasks, it will depend on your experience and expertise. It is also part of the negotiation with the person offering the job. What I can say is that there is a national living wage in the UK at the time of writing (February 2021) this being £8.72 per hour for people over 25 years. More information can be found on the UK government website If you are aged over 50 and are looking for a local job within your local community, why not register at If you are offering a job, you should always discuss your budget and timeframe with the OAP and when rates and a timescale is agreed, get something in writing and get both parties to sign an agreement.    

Introducing Rentanoap

 Introducing Rentanoap (Video below)            

A busy family, juggling life in a pandemic.

Are you a busy family, trying to juggle family life in a pandemic? Working from home, trying to school the children and keeping family life moving. Maybe you need an extra pair of hands, just to take the pressure off. Rentanoap is a local matching service, which offers you the chance to find someone in the neighbourhood over the age of 50 years, who can offer a helping hand. For more information, please register at